IBM Beats Inventor’s 'Bookmark' Secrets Suit In 9th Circ.
By Beth Winegarner
Law360, San Francisco (December 4, 2013, 6:34 PM ET) -- The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday refused to revive an inventor's claims that IBM Corp. stole trade secrets related to his software feature called “Bookmark,” finding his case time-barred because he didn't prove that his mother was unaware of the alleged theft when she owned the IP rights.
The appeals panel rejected Bruce Bierman's argument that neither he nor anyone else who had owned the rights to the Bookmark software had known about IBM's activity until 2010. Instead, it affirmed the lower court's finding that Bierman sued...